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Tanzania's Vice President H.E. Samia Suluhu officially opened this year's East African Health and Scientific Conference (EAHSC) who's theme is: Technology for health systems transformation and attainment of the UN-Sustainable Development Goals. EAHSC is an EAC biennial event convened in East Africa by the East African Health Research Commission (EAHRC) in collaboration with a host EAC Partner States.

Hosting of the event is rotational to each of the Partner States and at the Partner States level is coordinated through the ministries responsible for EAC affairs, ministries responsible for health and other relevant and it is done in close collaboration with regional and international health-related NGO's, civil society, individuals and stakeholders.

Commissioners of the East African Health & Scientific Conference (EAHSC) in a group photograph with Tanzania's Vice President H.E. Samia Suluhu at the 7th, EAHSC at the Julius Nyerere International Convention Center. Director General KEMRI, Prof. Yeri Kombe standing behind fourth from right is among them.

KEMRI- CPHR and the Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN), Switzerland in partnership with Intake (FHI360) entered into a collaborative agreement to undertake a study to develop and test a feasible food listing tool for processed foods for use in urban areas. This was necessitated after research and consultations established the unavailability appropriate dietary data collection tool for processed foods that can be referenced during large-scale dietary intake surveys.

Dr. Zipporah Bukania Deputy Director CPHR, Dr. Christine Hotz Expert Consultant for GAIN Swirtzerland and Dr. Lubowa Adelraham of Intake (FHI360) consulting with scientists at the workshop.


Director General KEMRI, Prof. Yeri Kombe together with his counterpart, Director General KALRO, Dr. Eliud Kireger officially commissioned the KEMRI/KALRO Collaboration and Dissemination Workshop earlier today at KEMRI Headquaters.

This workshop will ensure technical information sharing is adhered to and that will enhance utilization and adoption of research findings in Kenya and the world over. The findings from research in food security, nutrition and health safety from the two institutions will be jointly communicated to the general public in a more co-ordinated and systematic manner.



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KEMRI Renews MOU with Oita University

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Director KEMRI Dr. Yeri Kombe, and President of Oita University Prof. Segio Kitano, signs Memorandum of Understanding between the two institutions.

In the agreement KEMRI & Oita staff and students will work together on research in Cancer starting with Stomach Cancer in Kenya.


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KEMRI has six (6) Main Programmes aligned to the KEMRI Strategic Master plan and the Vision 2030.

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The 7th East African Scientific & Health Conference, scheduled for March 27th-29th,2019 Dar-es Salaam, Tanzania.

KASH Conference 2019

Prof. Sam Kariuki talking about KEMRI Annual Scientific & Health Conference 2019.

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KEMRI Human DNA Identification Laboratory offers DNA testing services in the area of family relationship testing and Forensic DNA Testing. Read More